Contract Posting for Why Weight

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Hello, the deadline to apply for the posting has been extended and the method of applying corrected. Sorry for any inconvenience.


The Why Weight Project provides weight management, physical health monitoring and healthy lifestyle programs for mental health clients in Vancouver.

DUTIES:  Provide group support for deconditioned clients in a once a week walking program, date and time to be determined.


  1.  Be a person using mental health services.
  2. Have education, experience and/or interest relevant to Why Weight projects.
  3. Demonstrate good reliability, organization and team work skills.
  4. Be able to work cooperatively with mental health staff, consumers and family members.
  5. Be able to work with a culturally diverse population.
  6. Be willing to respect other people’s right to decline assistance.
  7. Be able to present in a professional manner,    and
  8. Be empathetic, patient and supportive. 

Duration of the Placement:  6 months, with possibility of renewal.

Note:  You CANNOT work at the Mental Health Team or unit where you receive services.

Pay and Hours:  $14.50 per hour, 10 hours per month. 

Start Date:  21 January 2020.

Closing Date:  31 December 2019

Please submit a resume and a cover letter to: Jill Kapuscinski at

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